Peregian Beach College

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·    Open from 8am until 6pm five days a week

·    Our service runs continually throughout the year including over the usual school term holidays

·    We make use of two bright and light classrooms; spacious and air conditioned. Both contain


·    Use of both indoor and outdoor space

·    Newly built playground combined with natural, flat grassed area to provide children with an     

     opportunity to explore and play in an accessible and attractive environment

·    Being outdoors enables the children to feel connected with the College community as they

     see both Primary and Secondary School students enjoy their day at school

·    Children feel part of a much larger group of learners, making their transition to school an easy 


·    Regular trips to the College library and oval

·    Use of the Interactive Whiteboard each day and use of iPads on a regular basis.

Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program

The Early Learning Centre runs a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program that uses the Kindergarten Learning Guidelines as a foundation for its planning.

These guidelines foster children’s development across the domains of Identity, Connectedness, Wellbeing, Active Learning and Communicating.

Teachers use a combination of child-lead learning opportunities as well as intentional teaching moments to record learning and reflect on it before planning experiences that support and extend each child.

Educators follow up their planning with observations that monitor and assess children’s development in relation to the three different stages of growth identified in the Learning Guidelines: emerging, exploring and extending.

Enquiry Based Education

In combina

tion with the Kindergarten Learning Guidelines, the Centre also adopts an approach to learning based on the philosophies of Reggio Emilia in Italy.

The ideologies we share encourage educators and families to see children as competent, creative and powerful learners who actively construct their own knowledge.

We foster creative problem solving and exploration based on a long-term project approach to learning. Children’s interests are keenly followed and extended upon in small and large group activities with learning documented and displayed for the Early Learning Centre community to engage in and reflect upon.

Families are invited to be involved in their child’s learning at all stages of the year, and are encouraged to become active participants in the Centre’s learning program.

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